Safe treats, favors & games
Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
Located in the parking lot of the
Macedon Center United Methodist Church
1160 Macedon Center Road Macedon, New York
(church with the Yellow Steeple)
Come and share in the fun!
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Food Allergy Tips and Tricks
Note: You can’t consider anything safe for all allergies. A lot of folks are allergic to dyes and other things. However, the list below includes candies free of the top eight allergens that compromise the majority of allergies so they are safer than others and considered allergy-friendly.
It is also important to note that this refers to the “normal” flavors – other iterations such as new flavors or types may not be safe.
You also need to be careful of candy “mixes” which include other non-safe candies.
• Dum Dums lollipops
• Saf-T pops
• Gimbal’s Candies (jellybeans are common locally)
• Surf Sweets gummy bears
• Yum Earth organic lollipops and gummy bears
• Enjoy Life chocolate bars and chocolate chips
Caveat: Manufacturers can change ingredients at any time, so always read labels and double check ingredients. This list is meant as a guide only. Check the ingredient label. If an allergen is included in the ingredients, it will be listed. However, manufacturers are not required to label for possible cross contamination.
Most important – families decide their own risk tolerance and comfort level. Please do not ever tell a child or anyone else “it is safe” because to them, it may not be.
Best Bet – Skip the Food Entirely!
Non-food treats are always a plus too. Examples of non-food items include: glow bracelets or necklaces, pencils, markers, boxes of crayons, erasers, bubbles, mini Slinkies, whistles or noisemakers, bouncy balls, coins, spider rings, vampire teeth, mini notepads, playing cards, bookmarks, stickers, and stencils. Oriental Trading or Amazon are great places to order these items.
Caution: Non-food items can have pitfalls, too. For example, Playdough has wheat in it, making it unsafe for those with wheat allergies or celiac disease. Also, some toys have latex which is a common allergy.
Teal Pumpkin Project – If you choose to offer non-food treats for Halloween, consider printing a Teal Pumpkin Project poster or actually painting a pumpkin teal. This will help allergy (and other) families know you have non-food treats. Read more here: www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project